Join several hundred people in one of the largest public Christian peace witnesses in New York City. In this our forty-first year Pax Christi Metro New York will commemorate Good Friday as a modern-day enactment of the Stations of the Cross, praying for peace and justice on the streets of our city.
This year our Annual Good Friday Way of the Cross will be an in person event. As we plan this event we seek to know the needs of those who will walk and pray with us.
The Walk will take place in person, from 8:30 am to 12pm on Good Friday, April 7th.
Consider joining a committee! Pax Christi Metro New York has three member-run committees: Witness, Education, and Development. The responsibilities of each committee are demanding but rewarding. Find out how to volunteer here.
Nominate a Peacemaker for our Annual Award Ceremony. An alternative to violence – a bridge to justice, a regional section of the international Catholic peace movement, Pax Christi Metro New York. Send a paragraph for each nomonee to the PCMNY office by January 13th, 2023. Use the form on our website.
After more than two challenging years of Covid isolation, office relocation, and administrative changes, the hybrid (live + Zoom) Awards Reception at Xavier High School on June 11 felt like a milestone for Pax Christi Metro New York. Granted, the sound system was initially uncooperative, but eventually Sean Adcroft got the upper hand. It was heartening to actually be with people in the same room, both Pax Christi friends and guests of the honorees. Best of all, our honorees not only told us about themselves and what they have done for peace, they also told us how important Pax Christi is to them. Pierre, Sr. Mary, Brendan, and Caroline are all people who care deeply about doing for others. At the reception they showed us who they are by telling us how much they value what we do. We needed to hear that! We can now feel renewed confidence going forward. Thanks to everyone who helped to make the reception such an affirming experience.
The Feast of Pentecost has come and gone, marking the birthday of the Church, the end of the Easter season and the return to Ordinary Time. Like any other birthday, this means a new beginning, a celebration of new life, new growth, and new possibilities. And like many birthdays, it is a time of gift-giving.